Gigantic Army, a game developed by ASTRO PORT and published by Nyu Media, has been released on Steam for Linux.
Gigantic Army is an old-school 2D side-scrolling shooter that pays homage to games such as Cybernator, Assault Suits Valken, or Metal Warriors. The developers have gone to great lengths to preserve the 16-bit feeling of the era and they even kept the 4:3 ratio of the screen (which is actually a little disappointing).
“Mankind’s war against the Ramulons has reached the planet Ramulon itself and it is now down to YOU to pilot the ‘GMR-34 SALADIN’ – a Manned Combat Robot – and take on the Ramulon army,” reads the official synopsis of the game.
What can you expect from Gigantic Army? Players will have access to six completely different levels, customizable weapons that ensure that everyone finds something they like, four difficulty modes, Steam trading cards, twelve huge bosses, and achievements.
The system requirements are also quite low and should be met by a lot of users: Ubuntu 12.04, Pentium 4 1.4GHz or better, 512 MB RAM, GeForce or Radeon video cards with OpenGL support, and 512 MB on the HDD.
Check the official Steam website for more details about this release.